Saturday, May 17, 2008

I Love My New Charm!

Yes, I got it! It's a copper color, the same as my 10% keychain. I had a 1.0 loss from my last "official" weigh-in, which was 2 weeks ago, for a total loss of 50.6 pounds! I guess I over-reacted to my burger and beer binge earlier in the week because it didn't show on the scale like I was afraid it would.

I took a collage to my meeting today that had pictures on it of me and my husband from when we met in March 2005 till now. It showed us both gradually gaining weight till we were both at our highest weights; me at 220 and him at 285. She was astounded at the difference and asked if I minded if she passed it around at the end of the meeting. I told her that would be okay. So as she was announcing my award, she held up the collage and pointed out the picture that started it all (the same one as my "before" picture on this blog). I said that it was shortly after that when I went to put on my winter coat and it wouldn't fit since my butt had gotten so big. She then passed around the piece of paper for everyone to see. I had a lot of compliments afterwards and I felt so incredibly proud. =) I am also proud of my husband as he is doing super, too. Together we've lost 90 pounds! WOW!

My leader encouraged me to enter the new success story contest that just started. I figure why the heck not? I have nothing to lose and who knows, maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one of the six grand prizes, which is a trip to New York City and a $500 shopping spree! I'd settle for being one of the 34 finalists and receiving a $300 gift card to Macy's! So I'll be working on an essay in the next week or two.

Thanks for encouraging me after my little episode last week. I hope you all have a great week!


kikimonster said...

Congrats on your 50 pound loss! I feel like I've been dancing around that goal for a while now!

Amanda said...

Wow!!! Congratulations on the loss! How more do you have to go? Lose 80 Pounds said... get to my WW goal, I have another 25 to go for a total of 75. That would put me at the MAXIMUM of my weight range. My personal goal though is to lose another 30 pounds for a total loss of 80.

Lady Hampton said...

Congratulations! You have always been one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I'm so proud that you feel as beautiful as you have always looked to us!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Marcie! Bill sent me your blog and I am so impressed! You both look fabulous! You are such an inspiration! I started WW about 5 weeks ago and am down 10.6 lbs. I have been struggling the last few days until I saw your results! Sort of knocked me back in gear! Thank you! I have bookmarked your blog and plan to check it often!! Thanks again! I wish we lived closer! If you guys ever get New England bound, you must come for the weekend!! -Kacy Rath

c said...

Wow! Congrats! You are so awesome!

Karen said...

Congratulations!! That is really awesome.

I'm sort of stuck at a 21 lbs loss at the moment. I think I'm currently losing inches though, as in that period I've dropped a pants size..